Western Infrared goes beyond the requirements for a home inspection. Besides the “Oregon Standards of Practice” that is required for home inspections in Oregon, our services include an infrared camera inspection of the house.
This includes using the infrared camera to look for moisture intrusions inside the walls and ceilings. We qualify the moisture findings with a non-invasive moisture meter. We also look for heat or cooling losses through windows, doors, ceilings and walls.
We will use the infrared camera to look for overheated wiring at outlets, switches and the electrical panel. We look for leaks in the air ducting and the heating and cooling units. Infrared camera inspections can also spot nests from animals, bees and other pests hiding in the walls. The infrared camera can locate missing or compromised insulation in the walls and ceilings.
Our infrared camera takes two photos of the anomaly at the same time. One is the infrared thermograph photo and the other is a digital photo of the same area. Looking at both of these photos side by side it is much easier to locate the problem areas.
If safely possible, our certified home inspector, Larry Tyler, will walk the roof to inspect the roofing, flashing, gutters and the chimney.
We have offices in Milwaukie and Depoe Bay, Oregon